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|"LION" PATTERNED ART-GLASS LAMP - CIRCA 1900'S
THE CONSOLIDATED LAMP & GLASS COMPANY - CORAOPOLIS. PA
BEFORE: The lamp in the "BEFORE" photo is pictured just as I received this lamp. It was in very poor condition and the globe shade was missing. The lamp was a family heirloom and the customer wished to have a complete and accurate restoration of the lamp.
AFTER: First, the existing lamp parts were completely cleaned, etched, and restored to their original brilliance and finish. The font was polished and lacquered and the brass plated iron base retained enough of its original plating to be polished and lacquered and did not require additional plating. The connector collar had to be polished and lacquered and the correct replacement chimney was located and then placed into the chimney holder, and the Glass was cleaned, etched and polished to remove years of grime, oil, and kerosene residue. Next I set about to locate an old, correct, original matching "Lion" patterned upper globe in the green decorated art-glass with the Safari Scenes. I located a correct and original globe in Virginia, and after several photo exchanges I determined it was close enough to the original green hues to ask for customer approval. After initial customer approval of globe and price, I arranged for the shipment of the globe. When the globe arrived, it was treated to the same cleaning regime as the base glass. Customer was sent photos for final approval and lamp was very carefully packed and shipped.
CUSTOMER RESPONSE: "We picked up the lamp finally late yesterday (had to take off early from work to do it). It is absolutely beautiful, thank you so much! We are nervous wrecks about touching it, of course, but we will calm down I'm sure! Boy, no wonder those globes do not survive in great numbers -- the glass seems much thinner and the shape is much more conducive to damage, it seems. Anyway, ours is gorgeous. When it is lit up, it almost looks like it will float! Anyway, we love it -- thanks for taking such good care of our lamp!"
E. & S.